Interesting essay for sure. But clearly was stacked with points that support the authorís conclusion that America is coming apart, as any organized essay will do. However, I had to check the date when I started reading as one of the first points is makes is that the fastest vaccine ever approved took 4 years and it further goes on to say that many doubt that a vaccine will even be effective. The author doesnít acknowledge that several companies are currently in late state trials and a vaccine will likely be approved in a few months (not years). I think he is choosing to ignore some pretty relevant information here.
Unfortunately we live in a world where everything is now politicized and the first thing you have to do when reading the news these days is to check the source.
I guess anybody can write a critical essay on anything but I find it a little funny that a Canadian would pen such a critical essay on his southern neighbor and publish it in an American magazine. But then again the vast majority of publications and news in this country is critical of Trump and the Republican Party so not really that surprising.
As a side note Foreign Direct Investment is still over $100 B higher in the US than the next closet country which is China by the way and ($250B versus $140B) and China is dropping fast. And while I donít have the numbers and couldnít easily find them I bet Canadian investment in the US is far greater than anywhere else they invest in the world. Despite its host of problems the US is still the safe haven for international investment and is generally the market that everyone wants to sell their products.
@OP, I donít have any issue with you linking to the article and personally I have no issues with Canada but personally I donít think I could write an article so critical of a country and then have it published there by a Canadian owned company. But then again I am clearly not a journalist either.
Letís hope we can get Covid-19 behind us sooner than later. I for one look forward to talking about and planning RV trips and seeking the forum for answers about fixing all the things that will surely break in my trailer! With an election in November I fear the politicized news and media is only going to get way worseóthat is for sure and I have had enough of this already!